On Saturday 27th April, 7 – 9pm at BinTwo, Padstow we’ll be bringing you one Master of Wine, some fabulous wines and a menu of nibbles from the ARC Speciality Food Store. 18 lucky customers will be able to taste the wines, hear the stories behind them and meet the man who liberated them from a dreadful fate…
Richard Kelley, Master of Wine is the brains behind “the Liberator” range of wines. Under the guise of his alter ego (the Cape Crusader) Richard tours South Africa seeking our small parcels of wine that have been forgotten, abandoned or have simply been undiscovered. Great wines that, for a range of reasons, haven’t fitted into the winemaker’s plans for that year. It might be an occasional experimental batch, or possibly an interesting off-cut from some proud winemaker’s latest premium release. Whatever the reason they are great wines that are destined to be sold off to become part of a blend. Or worse, to languish in the cellar with no buyer at all – and that really would be a crime. Richard finds these small, one-off parcels and sells them on to better homes. He liberates them you see… and so a brand was born.
Achieving MW status is rather a big deal in the wine trade (bonus fact: more people have been into space than there are people who’ve achieved MW status). So when a Master of Wine goes searching for special wines that he’s happy to put his name to it’s a fair bet that they’re good ‘uns. Liberator wines always come in small batches and when they’re gone they’re gone – never to be repeated so don’t miss out!
The final line-up has yet to be finalised but will include 6 – 8 interesting and varied South African wines. Wines that aren’t widely available and that you won’t have the opportunity to taste again. Not to be missed… BUY NOW